Tuesday, January 26, 2010

More idle thoughts

I'm watching more American Idol auditions and you know what really bothers me? How inconsistent they are. On one audition they'll send someone to hollywood because they're funny. And then on the next audition, the person has an actually decent voice and they hem and haw because the person doesn't show enough self-confidence or something like that. The audition I just watched had a guy who is a pastor as his full-time job and the guest judge Avil Lavigne and Kara were going on about how it would be hard for him to have a family and be a pastor and be a pop singer and go on tour and all that. Like, seriously? You're giving him a hard time about the life of a big-time singer now on the first round of auditions? I want to smack those people upside the head sometimes. A lot of times.

Saturday, January 23, 2010


Is anyone else unable to see President Hassan's brother from 24 without thinking of Lester from Chuck? I tried to look for good pictures of Farhad Hassan online and there's pretty much nothing. This is him in profile (back left), and this is Lester from Chuck. Trust me, they're like cousins, albeit one being much creepier than the other.

Friday, January 22, 2010

I watched Parks and Rec instead

Since I didn't blog about it, here is a real legal blog laughing at how bad The Deep End is. 

Thursday, January 21, 2010

The tv version of my life

As anyone who has watched tv in the last month knows, the show The Deep End premiers tonight. It's about first year associates in a big law firm so on the one hand I'd like to blog about it and point out all of the ridiculous things that they depict in the show and how unrealistic it is But on the other hand, it looks SO bad that I think it will just be painful to watch! So I'm torn. I'll probably dvr it and then see how bored I get, but from the previews I already can tell you that no law firm has that many attractive attorneys, let alone attractive single attorneys. And we don't trade shirts in our offices with the doors open, either.

Pet Peeve #17

Can I say how much I'm disliking the AT&T commercials with Luke Wilson? That makes me sad because I heart him generally, but these commercials suck. First of all, the whole "you can't surf the internet while you talk on the phone with Verizon" thing? I really don't get the big deal. The one example commercial they have is when the dude calls to ask Luke Wilson what the capital of Peru is for a game show. That's pretty much the only time I can see that being an issue. And also, (a) you had to look that up? And (b) no way that phone surfs the internet fast enough for it to be helpful in that situation anyway. And second, I also hate the commercial where the red beads making up the Verizon map (or as I think of them, red M&Ms) fall onto the ground as their story "falls apart." But what baffles me is that they don't just explain that the Verizon map is based on square footage rather than actual population distribution. Instead the map "falls apart" for things totally unrelated to coverage! Just annoys me. Also, seeing Luke Wilson look so not awesome makes me sad.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

I heart Bill Lawrence

In the background on Cougar Town tonight, Jules had the tv on Scrubs. Ha!

Idle thoughts

I've been watching American Idol and I considered blogging about it but I actually don't like the audition episodes that much. I know a lot of people like that part the best but how many times can you see someone caterwauling like a wounded goat and think it's funny? The only thing that's really gotten me watching this time around is seeing the guest judges. I've been curious to see how they do, and so far I've been kind of disappointed. Victoria Beckham was very tapioca bland, and Mary J. Blige was a little better but still not terribly exciting. Yesterday Shania Twain was the guest judge and she did a little better, she seemed to give some real opinions, but they were too busy showing the caterwauling goats to show that much of the actual judging. Tonight Kristin Chenoweth is the guest judge and I totally adore her (Pushing Daisies, I miss you!) so I am really hoping she does a good job.

Speaking of Glee (Kristin Chenoweth guested on Glee a while ago, hence the mental jump), NPH is going to be on Glee! On the episode that Joss Whedon is directing!!! Makes my heart fill with gladness =)

UPDATE: Sadness, Kristin was only on the first day of auditions! She seemed to do a good job but there wasn't much time to see her. Oh well.

Monday, January 11, 2010


Spoiler alert! Don't read any further if you're lame. Or on the west coast.

Ok, tonight was HIMYM's 100th episode, where they promised us both a musical number and major developments on the Ted's wife front. The episode was mostly about Ted and Barney, so let's talk about the other three first. We see Lily, Marshall, and Robin in the bar talking about the Hot Lady Bartender and that's about it, and I was not impressed with that subplot. First of all, it didn't really go anywhere, unless you count Robin discovering that it's fun to be a Hot Lady Bartender as a big ending. Which I do not. We've had enough episodes of Lily talking about hot ladies in general, I'm kind of over that, it's not super funny anymore. I know they were trying to give them something to do so they weren't totally irrelevant for this episode, but I think they could have done better. And yeah, there's no second of all, but that's because they didn't have anything else going on either, so it's not my fault.

Barney traded in his suits for a shot at Hot Lady Bartender, which I thought was pretty funny. Barney's secret bathroom suit? Nice. And the whole sequence with "injured" suit and Tim Gunn's guest appearance? Classic. I love that the buttons at least saved another life. The musical number was pretty hilarious, but NPH is a musical genius so I have to say I was expecting awesome so I would have been disappointed with less. It was weird seeing him in a t-shirt too, it just felt all wrong.

And Ted met his future wife...'s roommate. I'm not surprised it wasn't Rachel Bilson (aka Cindy the grad student), it would have been way too obvious since everyone knew she was guest starring and all that. I do feel like we're so close to the mother that just a few...more...episodes...and we'll be there. But it's 100 episodes, and still a tease! I think they keep doing this because they feel like once we meet her, it's all over, but I think just because we know there's a happy ending that doesn't mean there can't be good funny crazy episodes along the way. Case in point? Ted and Robin. We knew from the start that they were not going to end up together, yet season two with their relationship was really good. The fact that we knew it was destined to end didn't ruin those stories, so I think it could work here if we actually got to see the mom get her yellow umbrella back. So I'm keeping my fingers crossed that we get somewhere soon!

Nothing Suits Me Like A Suit!

Get ready!!  Tonight's a big night, such excitement.  I know you all can't wait.  Me neither. 

Monday, January 04, 2010

Clearly I'm bored today

The Commish is on Hulu now!  Oh, good times from my childhood.  I don't care what anyone says, way better than The Shield. 

Top 10 HIMYM moments

As picked by the cast.  Because I know you are dying to know. 

Happy New Year!

In case you haven't seen them before, EW helpfully rounded up the ten cutest animal videos of the year for us.  I'm apparently super out of the loop so I hadn't seen any of them.  9 is probably my favorite, and 6 is also really cute.  10 starts off strong (teeny tiny piglet?  Yes please!) but the video was so long I got bored halfway through (yeah, I've got ADD).  5 is insanely hilarious.  The others are cute/cool too, but those are my favorites.  I'm so helpful!
I'm back at work today after doing pretty much nothing since before Christmas, and it's like going back to school after Christmas break.  AKA it totally sucks.  I don't have a lot to do right now which is kind of good since I'm just settling back into the routine, but it's really scary to see a "0" under my time for the year so hopefully I'll get something that is at least somewhat not painful.  I should probably take advantage of this time and organize my office or something, but that's probably not going to happen.